First baby alpaca born at Humble Hen Farm

Cria born at Humble Hen Farm We are excited to share with you the news that a baby alpaca has been born at Humble Hen Farm. This is the first birth here and it went well. Baby alpacas, called cria, are the cutest things you could imagine. We don't have  an official name picked [...]

By | 2018-05-31T11:18:01+00:00 May 31st, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Japanese Maples available at Humble Hen Farm

Japanese Maples Many people believe that Japanese maples belong only in the shade but that is not entirely true. Some varieties such as variegated or lighter colored japanese maples do require shade. However those varieties with bright red or dark green foliage thrive in the sun and get more colorful and vibrant with the [...]

By | 2018-05-31T11:18:08+00:00 May 20th, 2018|blog|6 Comments

Quick and Easy Succulent Trough Planter

Easy-Peasy Succulents For and easy to care for and  great new look think succulents in containers! These hardy plants thrive in the simplest and most unusual of pots and the wide array of distinctive shapes, size and colors provide nearly endless possibilities to allow your creative juices to flow. Use a quick-draining soil blend [...]

By | 2018-05-31T11:18:15+00:00 May 13th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Best Petunia Maintenance Practices

Pruning Petunias Petunias are a popular choice for container planting or in flower beds due to their glorious colors and fast rate of growth. One drawback is that after the first batch of blossoms die the plants start to get leggy and straggly. Do Petunias Need Pruning? The answer to this question is YES. It’s easy [...]

By | 2018-05-13T15:11:49+00:00 May 6th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Simple Carnivorous Planter

Simple Carnivorous Planter Carnivorous plants need the nutrients from their natural growing conditions, like air, water and soil, to live as well as the nutrients from the bugs that they consume. Carnivorous plants grow naturally in swampy areas around the world where the water is constant. We can easily mimic these boggy conditions in [...]

By | 2018-05-13T14:24:38+00:00 April 27th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Create a Whimsical Fairy Garden Planter

Fairy Garden Planter Using some easy to find plants and the planter of your choice you can easily create a magical miniature container garden that will enchant everyone who sees it! It’s easy to arrange plants to create a little forest, a tiny lawn and by adding other miniature accessories you will have a home for [...]

By | 2018-04-21T11:01:57+00:00 April 21st, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Succulent Wreath Craft

Succulent Wreath Join Stefanie as she shows you how to create this gorgeous succulent wreath craft. The key to success is well draining soil. Green thumb not required!. Succulents are popular ornamental plants because they are quite easy to grow. They come in a wide range of forms and colors which allows them to [...]

By | 2018-04-21T10:36:03+00:00 April 14th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Good Bug, Bad Bug: Ladybugs in the Greenhouse

Beneficial Ladybugs You might be asking yourself, "Why ladybugs?" Ladybugs, also known as ladybirds or coccinellids, are a very beneficial insect to the plants we grow here at Humble Hen Farm. They help us control the population of nuisance insects that are harmful to perennials, such as aphids. Because ladybugs eat many of the [...]

By | 2018-04-14T11:16:51+00:00 April 8th, 2018|blog|1 Comment

Something smells like buttered popcorn!

Popcorn Cassia Popcorn Cassia is well known for its bright yellow flowers and its scent. When  rubbed, the leaves  give off a scent just like that of freshly buttered popcorn. Popcorn Cassia will grow to  a few feet in height and blooms quite vigorously. It does well in full sun and should be planted [...]

By | 2018-04-05T01:12:41+00:00 March 29th, 2018|blog|2 Comments

Spring has arrived?

Spring 2018! Spring 2018 greeted us here in South Central PA with a "snowpocalypse." We are happy to say that has not slowed plant production. Stefanie and Jason tell us about the upcoming season and take viewers on a tour of the greenhouses.

By | 2018-03-29T11:59:19+00:00 March 24th, 2018|blog|0 Comments